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The ATMOS Blog

May 19, 2021
Nonprofit Interviews
Saving the California Condor from Extinction: An Interview with Kelly Sorenson of the Ventana Wildlife Society
The California Condor population has greatly rebounded from near extinction in the 1980s thanks in large part to the work of the Ventana Wildlife Society. We sat down to speak with its Director, Kelly Sorenson.
May 5, 2021
Nonprofit Interviews
Getting to know Replate: A short conversation with Maen Mahfoud
Replate is solving for food insecurity and the climate crisis by matching excess food with those in need. Get to know Replate, how it works, and why it's needed. Give fee-free (as it should be!) through your AtmosACTION account.
May 1, 2021
Atmos Makes it Free to Give... Huh?
If you donate regularly to 501c3 organizations, you’re likely frustrated by the amount of fees charged by transaction processors. Atmos has finally made it free to give so that more of your money is driving the impact we all need.
Apr 29, 2021
What Are Your Bank Deposits Actually Funding?
More than half of your bank deposits may be funding conventional real estate if you use a generic bank. These assets are among the greatest sources of emissions in the world. Atmos provides its customers an option to increase the impact of their deposit dollars.
Apr 23, 2021
Understanding the Social Cost of Carbon
What is the Social Cost of Carbon?
Apr 15, 2021
Are Carbon Offsets Really the Answer?
Carbon offsets have been growing in popularity in recent years as more people and businesses are learning about the carbon footprint of their lifestyles and products. Some suggest, however, that carbon credits do not represent a meaningful step and are another form of greenwashing. While offsets do serve a purpose, reducing emissions has never been more important.
Apr 13, 2021
Climate Action
The Easiest Way to Get a New Electric Vehicle
My wife and I recently used Cartelligent to lease a 2020 Chevy Bolt and they saved us thousands of dollars on the price and a lot of the hassle and time of going through our local dealerships.
Mar 22, 2021
Personal Finance
It’s not you, it’s definitely them. How to have an open relationship with your bank.
Earn more and align your money with your values by adding Atmos to your banking mix.
Feb 15, 2021
Personal Finance
Maximize your Savings Rate when you Donate
Earn 0.11% across all accounts when you connect AtmosACTION to a participating 501c3. It's good for you, it's good for them, it's good for the environment.
Feb 8, 2021
Multiple Savings Accounts: A Tool for Building Financial Security
Distinct savings accounts are a useful tool to build financial security and independence. Atmos customers now have the ability to open up to six unique high-impact FDIC-insured savings accounts. Good for you, and good for the planet.
Jan 21, 2021
Climate Action
How We Calculate Carbon Impact
Summary of calculations and assumptions for AtmosACTION Carbon Impact number.
Jan 21, 2021
Customer Security is Our Highest Priority
The impact, our mission and vision are all no longer viable if our customers’ information or money is at risk of fraud at any point. That’s why we’ve made every effort to safeguard Atmos accounts and have designed Atmos from the ground up with security in mind.‍
Jan 11, 2021
Climate Action
Make your voice heard with an AtmosACTION savings account
Atmos launches its AtmosACTION savings accounts: a high-impact savings account that will fuel the clean economy.
Jul 16, 2020
The need for proactive programs to address wealth disparity from climate disasters
The climate crisis has the potential to perpetuate wealth disparity and result in more severe isolation along socioeconomic lines. Financial organizations have an important role to play in our transition and should be addressing these risks proactively and aggressively.
Jun 15, 2020
Personal Finance
How Intentional Banking Can Build a Better Tomorrow
Using a bank that aligns with your personal value system ensures that your deposits are going towards building the tomorrow you want to live in. Our deposits and the companies, individuals and projects those loans are supporting are an extension of each of us, a vote towards building that better tomorrow.
Jun 8, 2020
Clearing the Air: What's behind Bank of the West's green marketing campaign?
Clearing the Air is an ongoing series to shine light into the sustainability statements of the biggest banks.
May 27, 2020
Clearing the Air: Recent bank announcements to not finance Arctic drilling lacks potency and clarity
A deeper review of recent pledges from major U.S. banks to not finance Arctic drilling uncovers carefully crafted caveats and a lack of commitment to environmental protection.
Apr 22, 2020
Personal Finance
Earth Day Atmos Webinar: Personal Investment Opportunities to Fight Climate Change
Atmos was invited to participate on a panel showcasing different investment opportunities that individuals can take to help fight climate change.
Apr 21, 2020
COVID-19, the Climate Crisis and the Collective Power of Action
What can we learn from the coronavirus pandemic response and apply to the crisis of climate change? Voices from frontline communities must be elevated so that more people recognize climate change as an urgent matter that needs attention now. Atmos wants to hear and share these stories.
Apr 21, 2020
What if Everyone Banked for the Climate?
Doing something as little as aligning your banking with your values has profound impact on society and our capacity to affect climate change.
Apr 16, 2020
Personal Finance
Top Five Things You Can Use Your Money For to Help Stop Climate Change
Every major purchasing decision from here on out needs to move us away from fossil fuel use. How we store, spend, and invest our personal capital can have an outsized impact towards affecting this systemic transformation. Here are the top five actions you can take right now.
Jan 15, 2020
Solving Climate Change with a Loan
The modern world would not be recognizable without the auto loan & mortgage that help the bulk of the population afford their big-ticket capital items. The climate loan is the financial invention we need to popularize in the 2020s.